Saturday, November 9, 2019

Writing Round Up!

Here are some recent articles penned by Bart Mendoza:

San Diego Troubadour:
The Story of Queen Bee Cultural Center / Alma Rodriguez
It’s all the Buzz—Queen Bee’s Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary

North Park News:
Interview with Lisa Domkat of Manzanita Blues
Manzanita Blues

Peninsula Beacon:
Rock Icons show preview with interviews: Jerry Raney / The Beat Farmers, Jack Butler and Jack Pinney / Glory and Richard Livoni / The Blitz Brothers

Uptown News:
Interview with cellist Sophie Webber
 Cellist celebrates new album at St. Paul’s Cathedral

Peninsula Beacon
Interview with Tim Norton of Moves Collective
Ocean Beach's Moves Collective closes tour at The Holding Company

True Stories - Extra Gig! November 11 at Grand Ole BBQ 1 - 4 p.m.

True Stories will be playing a last minute show at The Grand Ole BBQ Flinn Springs in El Cajon, CA on Monday November 11, from 1- 4 p.m. - A mix of covers and originals, free & family friendly - the band plays outdoors on the patio stage.

Monday, November 4, 2019

New songs?

Manual Scan debuted two new songs during thier September 27 appearance at The Adams Avenue Street Fair- a new original, "Shooting Star" and a cover of The Angels "Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again?" Meanwhile on October 16, True Stories debuted a new original, "After Awhile." A recent acoustic demos list from Mendoza included the songs "The World To Me," "Dim Images," Empty Spaces," "You're Gonna Miss Me," "Cast No Shadows," "First Thing," "Plastic Girl" and "She's Like Christmas," amongst other potential new tunes for the bands upcoming album.

Johnnny Valenzuela and Andy Rasmussen / San Diego Troubadour

Bart Mendoza has penned his 11th cover story for the San Diego Troubadour, on Johnnny Valenzuela (The Sleepwalkers) and Andy Rasmussen (Action Andy & The Hi-Tones). available in the November 2019 edition. This issue also includes Bart's article on the story of Alma Rodriguez and Queen Bee's Cultural Center in North Park.

True Stories at the Rivera Supper Club November 15

True Stories returns to the Rivera Supper Club on November 15, for two sets, with lots of news tunes in the mix - two sets starting at 9 p.m. / 21 and up.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Herb Alpert Interview

Bart Mendoza interviewed Herb Alpert in the September 16 edition of the Peninsula Beacon
Herb Alpert / Peninsula Beacon

Manual Scan at the Adams Avenue Street Fair September 21 - Free!

Here's a poster for this Saturdays Manual Scan show at the Adams Avenue Street Fair:

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Recent Articles

Here are links to recent articles penned by Bart Mendoza:

La Jolla Villlage News: Evan Diamond & The Library to Play KAABOO
Evan-Diamond & The-Library-to-perform-at-KAABOO

La Jolla Village News: Inaugural Taste of New Orleans Festival

North Park News: A spotlight on Mike Ruggirello

Peninsula Beacon: A spotlight on Carlos Rodriguez

Peninsula Beacon: Chris Leyva named Beatles Museum Ambassador
Chris Leyva-named-ambassador-for-Beatles-museum

Sunday, August 11, 2019

33 1/3 House of Dreams Pre Show Event

Bart Mendoza attended a pre-show event on August 10 for the new play 33 1/3 House of Dreams at San Diego's Lyceum Theatre. Here he is with Chris Montez ("Let's Dance" etc) and Kathy Young ("A Thousand Stars" etc)

Friday, August 9, 2019

True Stories set list August 8 2019

Here's what True Stories performed on the Spyderpop Showcase at Tio Leo's in San Diego:
Cant Seem To Make You Mine 
In Your Arms 
Who Will Play Us In The Movie? 
You’re Gonna Miss Me 
I Woke Up In Love This Morning 
Hearts On Sleeve 
You Still Take My Breath Away
Comet’s Tomorrow 
Leave My Kitten Alone

Bart also sat in for these two songs:
The Jeremy Morris Band  - "It's Getting Better"
Bill Lloyd - "What's So Funny About Peace Love and Understanding?"
Bill Lloyd & Bart Mendoza - Photo by Vania Zamora
Danny Wilkerson, Bill Lloyd, Jeremy Morris, Bart Mendoza 
Photo by Steve Thorn

33 1/3 House of Dreams Pre-Show Discussion

Here are photos from last night's 33 1/3 House of Dreams Pre-Show Discussion. L-R Rep Artistic Director Sam Woodhouse, George Varga (SD Union Tribune), Bart Mendoza, Chris Goldsmith (Belly Up Entertainment) - Courtesy of Vania Zamora

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

New House of Dreams Poster

A new image with details on the August 8 pre-show music discussion:

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Spyderpop Records San Diego Showcase Aug 9 with Bill Lloyd, True Stories etc

True Stories will be part of a Spyderpop Records showcase at Tio Leo's on August 9, part of a great bill that includes Bill Lloyd, Lannie Flowers, Danny Wilkerson and Jeremy Morris. Its a free matinee show happening from 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Paul McCartney Petco Park 2019 - An In Depth Look

From Facebook: My latest for the San Diego Troubadour - I take an in depth look at Paul McCartney’s June 22 concert at Petco Park, pose Five Questions to Russell Ramo of The Routine, and ask Southern California musicians: Who Is Your Favorite Cartoon Character? Including: Taryn Donath, Savannah Philyaw, Alicia Previn, Danny Green, Christina Bulbenko & Rex Broome of The Armoires, Michael Jay Dwyer, Mel Hintz, Brian Witkin of Cambrian Shores, Donna Larsen, Scott Mathiasen and more: